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Brewed by Greene King
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 989   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
500ml bottles and 440/500ml cans: Filtered. Also available in kegs under nitro pressure.
Ingredients: Pale, Crystal and Amber malts; First Gold, Challenger and Fuggles hops - late-hopped with Fuggles.
First brewed in the 1950s.
Bottles have been sterile filtered since May 2006.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hank37 (155) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2015
Low carbonation and head. Orange in colour. Malty bready aromas with residual sweetness and a touch of honey/toffee. It’s ok if someone else is buying

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hoppy_Luke (542) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Kolejne nijakie piwo. Wydawać by się mogło, że robi się takie, żeby nie zniechęcić przeciętnego konsumenta jakimś udziwnieniem, specyficznym smakiem. Problem polega na tym, że metaliczność w niemalże każdym piwie skutecznie zniechęca i przeciętnego i nieprzeciętnego konsumenta! A w tym konkretnym było jej całkiem sporo. Nie będę się rozpisywał, bo nie ma w tym piwie niczego, co zachwyca, niczego ciekawego, niczego, co wyróżnia Abbot Ale spośród innych. Dochodzę powoli do wniosku, że to w ogóle dość słaby browar. I tyle...

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Potts (9) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
Had it in a king can. Every sip reminded me of tequila. Not something I enjoy. Will pass next time. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LED40 (77) - SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2015
Pours dark amber with an off white head. There is very little aroma and the taste is malt, biscuit, caramel, toasted bread, nuts and medium to low bitterness. It goes down smooth and the carbonation is limited but there is lacing left on the glass. Overall this beer is worth a try but there is nothing to separate it from the crowd for the style. The drinkability is high and you don’t notice the slightly above average abv.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4102) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Can. Pours a crystal clear amber color with a moderate tan head on there. First whiff had some fig and raisins in there, with a lot of grass and stale grains to it. Taste is slightly bitter, with a very smooth creamy feel to it. OK, but nothing great.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarageBrewer80 (135) - SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2015
Burk från SB. Bärnstenfärgad kropp med gräddigt skum. Doft av bröd, knäck och amber malt. Lätt frisk smak av tall, sötad limpa och malt. Lite metalisk bitter eftersmak.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
s_hartshorne (2115) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle thanks to my sister. Copper not much head. Aroma is malty caramel taste same light hoppy bitters. Ok body. Standard stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TychoJames (392) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2014
Burk systembolaget. Klar kopparfärgad. Beiget skum. Lätt blommig doft med ljust bröd och honung. Smått torr smak med trevlig beska. Blöt kartong och bröd

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
beer-yum (754) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 24, 2014
Came in a clear bottle (which is not usually a good sign in my book) but the beer itself was quite enjoyable in the end. Very much a middle of the road take on the style but makes a nice addition to a session nonetheless.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (1261) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2014
500ml bottle. pours a clear dark amber/chestnut with a very thin layer of bubbles. aroma is nutty, malty and yeasty. taste is hoppy and bitter. finishes with yeast, brown bread and strongish malts.


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